In the UK charts Skate 3 is currently hovering around number 20. Skate 3 is an old game; four years old to be precise. The game has become so popular that retailers have asked EA to reprint new copies of the game to keep up with demand. What the hell is going on here?
The answer it seems, is YouTube. Skate 3 has been popular with Let's Play YouTubers like PewDiePie to the point where viewers are heading out in droves to buy it.
This is sort of insane. The reason why Skate 3 was so popular on YouTube is partly because of the glitches. There are hordes of glitch Skate 3 videos doing the rounds on YouTube and this has seemingly spread the word to the point where people are continually buying it.
It's a sign of the times. Crazy that EA has decided to start reprinting a video game based purely on the impact of YouTubers and glitch videos. This is the world we now live in.
Note: Skate 3 is a cool video game. I'm hoping this will inspire EA to make a Skate 4.